Just about everyone has a scar whether it be from a simple scratch, operation or accident. Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process and are the biologic process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues.
Scars form when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The body forms new collagen fibres (a naturally occurring protein in the body) to mend the damage, resulting in a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue and only form after a wound is completely healed.
There are different kinds of scars. Most scars are flat and pale. However, in cases when the body produces too much collagen, scars can be raised. Raised scars are called hypertrophic scars or keloid scars.
Some scars can have a sunken or pitted appearance. This kind of scarring occurs when underlying structures supporting the skin (for example, fat or muscle) are lost. Some surgical scars have this appearance, as do some scars from acne.
Although scars cannot be completely removed, their appearance can be reduced or improved. Depending on the severity of the scar methods include using topical treatments which contains vitamin E or cocoa butter; surgery; steroid injections; radiotherapy; dermabrasion, laser resurfacing; filler injections and microneedling.
Topical treatments are the easiest and most cost effective. Celltone’s legendary Tissue Oil contains a unique blend of 7 essential oils and snail gel extract and has been clinically proven to reduce the width of scars after 14 days and lightens the appearance of scars after six weeks of continued use.
For even better results Tissue Oil can be used in conjunction with Celltone Gel which contains proteins and vitamins E as well as natural Glycolic Acid which exfoliates the skin removing dead skin cells, and natural allantoin that calms and soothes the skin.
Simply apply Celltone Gel to the scarred area, let it absorb and then apply Celltone Tissue Oil.
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[Additional Info: WebMD]